Saturday, June 24, 2006

Hot Damn! Kinky is on the ballot

Running for governor of Texas is former country music star and mystery writer Kinky Friedman. This report from the Austin American-Statesman confirms that he will be on the ballot on November.
Texas voters trolling for change have placed independent gubernatorial candidates Kinky Friedman and Carole Keeton Strayhorn on the November ballot, making the humorist-singer and state comptroller the first independent hopefuls on the statewide ballot since Sam Houston in 1859.

They will vie against GOP Gov. Rick Perry, Democratic nominee Chris Bell and Libertarian Party choice James Werner, constituting the longest list of governor hopefuls since 1974.
Kinky, who gave us country & western standards like "They Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore", "Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In The Bed" and "The Ballad of Charles Whitman", would bring a much needed dose of reality to Texas politics. Starting with simple hard hitting questions like "Why the Hell not? and "How hard can it be?"Kinky has developed a platform of issues important to the people of Texas. Go visit his website and give him some love, and get yourself some cool stuff.

Why the Hell not?

Comments:
Kinky is not much of an "Independent"

(1) he has run for office in the past as a Republican,

(2) he voted for Bush/Cheney in 2004,

(3) his interview with Ruminator magazine confirms that he supported Bush's Iraq war,

(4) his public voting records confirm he lied about voting for Gore in 2000,

(5) he hasn't voted for a Democrat in any election at least from 1994 to 2004,

(6) he wants to take time out of the school day for prayers in public schools,

(7) he wants to post the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms,

(8) he thinks "Negro is a charming word,"

(9) he thinks "Mexico is not a poor country," and

(10) his immigration policy of hiring Mexican generals to police our border is a right-wing extremist's fantasy.
 

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